Newsletter Signup

Sign up to receive updates from the Open Society Foundations.

Open Society Voices

Why Institutions Fail to Recognize Human Rights Abuses

May 25, 2016 | by Adam Hug

A recent report details the many reasons parliamentarians fail to notice or respond to serious human rights concerns.

Grantee Spotlight

Roma Journalists Are Rewriting Their Story

May 11, 2016 | by Kremena Budinova

While mainstream news outlets traffic in stereotypes, Roma journalists are laying claim to a space of their own in a democratized media landscape.

A Last-Minute Court Ruling Could Prevent Future Roma Evictions

May 6, 2016 | by Enrico Guida, Nicole Garbin

In a remarkable decision usually reserved for people being expelled from Europe, a court ruled that a Roma family’s eviction would amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.

Grantee Spotlight

In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

April 18, 2016 | by Levente Lintényi

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

On International Roma Day, a Call for Courage and Clarity

April 7, 2016 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

In the many events that take places around International Roma Day, we sometimes lose sight of the larger cause: self-determination and international unity.

In the EU, Media Portrayals of Ukraine Reveal Europe’s Own Self-Interests

April 1, 2016 | by Graham Lee

Depictions of the crisis are often shaped by attitudes that have little to do with Ukraine itself.

Grantee Spotlight

Dealing a Blow to Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Public Spending Corruption

March 29, 2016 | by Gavin Hayman
An online transparency tool that pulls back the curtain on public procurements is already saving the government money.

Brussels’s Response to Attacks Under Scrutiny

March 22, 2016 | by Neil Campbell

Two capitals in one: a joint Belgian and European response is how we defeat terrorism.

Roma Feminists Navigate the Tricky Terrain of Ethnic Stereotypes

March 10, 2016 | by Carmen Gheorghe

For Roma women, fighting domestic violence is complicated by the fact that the very topic can perpetuate myths.

Poland Is Pioneering the World’s First National Open Textbook Program

March 10, 2016 | by Melissa Hagemann, Piroska Hugyecz

The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.

Pages